Every healthcare organization should have these security measures in place

Even prior to the pandemic, the healthcare industry was highly targeted by cybercriminals because hospitals and their partner organizations possess highly sensitive information, such as patient data and confidential medical research. But the number of cyberattacks against healthcare organizations further skyrocketed in 2020 given the coronavirus crisis.

How to create an effective healthcare compliance program in 2020

Contrary to popular belief, healthcare compliance rules and regulations are not only about patient data. They also play a vital role in ensuring that patients receive high-quality and effective healthcare.

There are three main areas where healthcare organizations have to demonstrate compliance with healthcare regulations, namely patient safety, data privacy, and billing of services.

A guide to protecting your healthcare data

Protecting healthcare data from a breach is a juggling act. You have to balance ensuring quality patient care and providing measures that protect patient privacy and comply with HIPAA and other strict regulations, such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Patient records are valuable to criminals, and data breaches can lead to many dire consequences.

HIPAA Compliance 101

Whether you run a hospital or a small clinic, you need to be HIPAA-compliant. Problem is, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is quite detailed and complicated. Failure to comply is a costly, serious offense, so it’s better to get a grasp of what HIPAA is all about.

Mitigating healthcare insider threats

First off, what is an insider threat in healthcare? An insider threat is an individual inside an organization discovered to have been accessing healthcare records without authorization. Healthcare companies must take steps to reduce the potential for insider threats, which is their top source of security incidents. #1 Educate – The workforce (meaning all healthcare […]

Social Media and HIPAA Compliance

Social Media can be an effective tool for sharing experiences, building professional connections, and broadcasting conventional healthcare announcements to the public. However, careless posts that have client or patient-specific information could ruin the reputation of any healthcare organization. On April 14, 2003, the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” (HIPAA) became law with the goal […]